TheBreax “Parting Gift”
TheBreax released the Parting Gift, be sure to get it here.
San Diego is home to one of the most prolific crews of recent memory, theBREAX. Over the past five years they released 5 albums, 3 mixtapes, and a documentary. Comprised of Ruslan, who I reviewed previously here, and Belief, while gathering a squadron of beats from some of the illest local DJs, aside from that, their crewmembers have engaged on a variety of hip hop projects as well.
With a recent multimedia campaign which saw the release of their BREAXOVER mixtape series, the Parting Gift is somewhat of a conclusion, or a bonus on this project. It is a collection of songs for their fans. I would recommend bookmarking their theBREAX.com for updates, videos and plenty of free music.
Although, the Parting Gift may not be as strong thematically as their other albums, the individual songs have deep relevance, while pushing the Old School energy with New School hustle.
Just this past weekend, TheBREAX was attempting to get their fans to campaign Murs to sign them up for the Paid Dues 2012 lineup. So I tweeted. I would recommend you do the same on Twitter.
I will be including a review for the new full length album Never Arrive within the month as well, so keep a lookout. Check out these tracks for sure, give a listen and support the crew by downloading the Parting Gift here or wherever you get digital music.
Kings Dream - God has a place for us in his plan, God has a dream for a common man, that we are a part of.
Oh No - This solid beat to groove to, with a hook to get a crowd live. Classic Hip Hop.
Gotta Be A Better Way - I think a lot of young people want to be genuine, but feel driven to cynicism by our broken culture. This song captures the angst of a generation for a better way.
Bring Fire - This is one of the illest on the album. The intricate rhythm, and rhythmic melody provoke an ill intricate flow. It is about bringing fire and new vigor to our inner being.
Fathers - Also included in their mixtape. Good Fathers rarely get much credit in our world today, and few boys are challenged to rise to the occasion. Thanks Breax for setting a precedent.